RAR files with password not working after 11.04 upgrade

Asked by Anderson Baptista on 2011-04-29

I have always opened our RAR files with passwords by double clicking them, entering the required password when asked, and done. Now after we updated ubuntu to 11.04 x64, I get a "Corrupt file or wrong password" error, but I don't even have the chance to enter the password anymore.
7z files with password and unprotected RAR are working normally.

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Anderson Baptista
Solved:
2011-05-10
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2011-05-10
Last reply:
2011-05-03

Open a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and run this command (I recommend copying it to the clipboard, and pasting it into the Terminal):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install unrar

You may be prompted for your password. As you enter it, you won't see any placeholder characters (like *). That's OK, just type it in and press enter.

That might fix the problem. But if that command fails with an error message, or it says that unrar is already installed, or it seems to work but you still have the problem, please post again, and include all the text from the Terminal (i.e., select it all with Edit > Select All, copy it to the clipboard with Edit > Copy, then paste it here).

Anderson Baptista (aabaptista) said : #2

I'm sorry it is in portuguese, but it says at the end that I have the most recent version of UNRAR installed.

andz@andz-ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install unrar
[sudo] password for andz:
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Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto
Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto
Construindo árvore de dependências
Lendo informação de estado... Pronto
unrar já é a versão mais nova.
0 pacotes atualizados, 0 pacotes novos instalados, 0 a serem removidos e 0 não atualizados.
andz@andz-ubuntu:~$

Anderson Baptista (aabaptista) said : #3

I was able to urar protected files in terminal using "unrar x file.rar", there I was asked for the passwords as usual.

Is the package p7zip-full installed?

Anderson Baptista (aabaptista) said : #5

Looks like the problem is solved on a recent update.

Thank you.